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$60.00 A Week Grocery Budget Challenge

December 27, 2015


I've decided to combine the $60.00 a week posts into one.  This will provide our weekly meal plan, Sunday prep and total spent.  For those of you joining us for the first time, the $60.00 a week challenge incorporates ingredients we've grown or purchased in bulk that is stored in the pantry and freezer.

My grandmother sent us a huge fruit basket for Christmas so I'll be incorporating some of the fruit into salads and sides in addition to having it for snacks.



This week's meal plan:

Monday
Breakfast- Freezer Croissants
Lunch - Ham & Bean Soup {with leftover ham}
Dinner - Chicken and Dumplings

Tuesday
Breakfast- English Muffins with Peanut Butter and Jelly
Lunch - Ham & Bean Soup
Dinner - Shepard's Pie with Homemade Bread

Wednesday
Breakfast- Oatmeal with Slow-Cooker Applesauce
Lunch - Minestrone Soup
Dinner - Baked Chicken Quarter with Mac & Cheese and Spinach

Thursday
Breakfast- English Muffins with Peanut Butter and Jelly
Lunch - Minestrone Soup
Dinner -  Beef Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes and Honey-Glazed Carrots

Friday
Breakfast- Blueberry Pancakes & Bacon
Lunch - Chicken Quesadillas with Salsa
Dinner - Baked Cod with Wild Rice and Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with candied pecans

Saturday
Breakfast- Amish Oatmeal with a side of yogurt and applesauce
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Chicken Burgers with Baked Sweet Potato "Fries" and Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with candied pecans

Sunday
Breakfast- Eggs over Homefries with Sausage
Lunch - French Bread Pizza
Dinner - Braised Beef Brisket with Mushroom Risotto and Baked Squash



Sunday Prep:



This week's food costs:

Farmer's Market: $5.50
 - Milk & Cream $5.50

Commissary: $11.91
- Romaine lettuce, Mesclun Mix, Blue Cheese, Red Onions

Fresh Market: ?
 - we'll be picking up a Beef Tenderloin this week on sale for $9.99/pound and Cod.  Not sure yet on the total cost

That's it!  We had everything else in the pantry or freezer.





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